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Music that makes you happy

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Hey everyone! So I was curious, instead of just asking what type of music or band or whatever that you like, I was wondering what you all listen to to make you happy whenever you've had a sucky day or are just feeling sad for whatever reason.

Right now for me I've been listening to Madeleine Peyroux's album Careless Love. I seriously love every song on there. Something about it just puts me in a good mood and calms me down.

Now it's your turn... you can list a partiular song you like, or an artist, or your favorite album. Doesn't matter. :D

<3 Avery

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Incubus always makes me happy. :-)
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Move Along by the All-American Rejects always gets me back on my feet. 
Stereophonics anything and everything by them, i do most love the entire J.E.E.P album its so laid back and lovely

Slug (atmosphere,felt)

anything he does makes me happy. 

It depends on the mood I'm in and what kind of happy I need to be.  Before I hopped in the shower and cooked my breakfast, I was dancing around this living room to Taking Back Sunday's Louder Now album (which I also worked out to) because I was so ecstatic about something silly, and it overwhelmed me.  I looked like an idiot dancing, but I felt so amasing I couldn't help it.  I re-started the CD and am still rockin' out to it while eating my omelette.

Then there are those times when I think about my upcoming wedding and I'll listen to the music we're going to play at our ceremony.  I'll be walking down the aisle to a local band's song Take ( and whenever I bust out my wedding plans, I play that CD.

If I'm in a silly mood and need some pep, bring on the teeny bopper music.  Backstreet Boys, other girl bands and boy bands and all that music that was so cool in the nineties until everyone became embarassed of it. :D  I can't sit still in my chair when I've got the Black and Blue CD playing.

And if I'm cleaning and need to get the happy energy to do a decent job, I play Ayumi Hamasaki, BoA, Pierrot, and some Dir en Grey songs.  I like a lot of JRock and JPop music.  It's so peppy, it always perks me up.

If I'm all ho-hum and depressed and need to be happy, Dresden Dolls.  The Jeep Song is so catchy. :D
james taylor :)

the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time
any fool can do it
there ain't nothin to it


Another Sunny Day by Belle & Sebastian


Belle & Sebastian is a good one.  The Blues are Still Blue makes me happy.

Also Beck and Aimee Mann, but these always make me smile:

Abe Lincoln, by Bishop Allen
Stickshifts and Safetybelts, by Cake
Four Leaf Clover, Old 97s
Timebomb, Old 97s (also all Old 97s)
Lazy Guy, by Slobberbone

Burning Down the House cover by Tom Jones and the Cardigans
Gin and Juice cover by the Gourds

Gummibears cartoon theme song
Jem cartoon theme song

Boys on the Dock - Dropkick Murphys

10cc-I'm Not In Love

 It makes me SO happy-I just zone out everytime I hear it.

Rocking in the Free World - Neil Young

Go to Sleep - Eminem

California Uber Alles - Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Patiently Waiting - 50 Cent and Eminem

Halcyon On & On - Orbital

The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Mantra to the Buddha - Baby Doc & The Dentist

Young Guns - Wham

Hoover Dam - Sugar

More Than a Feeling - Boston

Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat

Oh Fortuna - Carl Orff

Chains - Che Fu

Poi E - Patea Maori Club

Gett Off - Prince

By the Time I get to Arizona - Public Enemy

Beers Steers and Queers - Revolting ****

There are many others but my list is getting too long. These songs will always make me smile, the only way I can describe the feeling I get when I listen to them is "blissful". I love music.

The really loud stuff.. so that I can't even think about my troubles....just not rap or country!!! : p
Chemlab - Monkey God

it doesnt exactly make me happy, but it puts me in an ok mood.

Kimya Dawson!


Happy Hardcore (specific kind of "techno")

Or Toybox / Aqua
The albums The Bendz or OK Computer by Radiohead.
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I recently fell in love with Regina Spektors album "Begin to hope", Same deal i love every song, i loved it so much i bought her previous album which is also great:) Good question by the way ill have to check out Madeleine.

I Believe in a thing called love - The Darkness


and any pop music 

Rockabilly, psychobilly, punk rock or electro indie. Anything that has a nice beat to make me nod my head and want to dance :)

In particular:

Peacocks - Warning
Crass - Big A Little A
Midnight Juggernauts - Into The Galaxy
Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves
The Presets - Girls
Miguel & the Living Dead - Aliens Wear Sunglasses
Demented Are Go! - Reptile Queen

And Devo. Anything by Devo.

Common, Robin Thicke, Mos Def, and Amy Winehouse. Amy doesn't make me feel feel happy, she's so morose, I just like her voice!

someone mentioned O Fortuna. Love it!!! and a lot of opera (OF's an orchestral symphony, so i don't want to insult it by calling it opera).

Thanks to everyone who's written so far! I've gotta look up everything everyone's said now. haha I love getting music suggestions! 

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